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customers there dodging debris. the driver was hurt and taken to the hospital but everyone else was okay. thank goodness for that. many of you at home have written in to tell us how much you love the fox news is playing the national anthem before "fox & friends" first starts. we wanted to share comments. >> mark on facebook writes in i never used to turn in right at 5 a.m. but now i do because of that anthem. thank you, patriots. >> nicole tweeted a great way to start the show. just love the way you do your shows on the fox news channel. >> he ellen wrote beautiful. i'm a total insome knee yak and was getting ready to go to bed when it came on monday morning. i was moved to stand up and place my hand over my heart. it brought back wonderful memories and was touchingly patriotic. >> keep the e-mails coming. something so simple but means so much to folks. >> we appreciate the
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comments. have a great day. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: nice comments from our viewers. good morning. today is monday. it is march 4. now off to the work week. that florida home where a massive sink hole swallowed a man whole now kphaoetly gone. officials being careful in case he's in there somewhere but not good news. >>steve: remember the vice president when he recently said this. >> if there is ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here. walk out, put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. >>steve: he is the vice president and somebody listened, and guess what? they just got arrested. thanks, joe. >>brian: sounded like such sound advice. i'm shocked. one popular gym chain does what many of us wanted to do. hang up on chatty members. no cell phones, no
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membership. she's gone. were they right? was she gone? "fox & friends" starts now. >>brian: you know those signs on the wall that say no cell phones here. that's a guide. nobody follows that. >>gretchen: kind of like no smoking. brian, i thought you were going to pretend you were on the cell phone. >>brian: i'll do that next hour. make it extemporaneous. i'll bring that up. real quick, i know big gals where i work out who are not allowed to use cell phones, but people do. but it's so loud in there. also there is no smoking -- >>gretchen: spho*e -- no smoking while you're on the ellipticals.
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it says no steroids, but people do that. all right. let's get right to your headlines. queen elizabeth in the hospital this morning for the first time in a decade. she is being treated for the stomach flu at a private hospital in london. it's the same hospital where kate middleton was treated for morning sickness. the 86-year-old is expected to stay there for two days. she canceled her trip to rome as a result. she left the hospital in 2003 when she had knee surgery. in less that two hours police will be finished demolishing where a sink hole swallowed a man killing him. police rescued some of his possessions including the american flag and the bible. >> we have each other and that's all that matters. you never know what one moment is going to bring to the next. >>gretchen: it is unlikely the body of the victim, 37-year-old jeff bush, will be found. arizona state troopers
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troopers -- prison on lock don after prisoners got into a brawl. officers were quickly able to break up the fight. 17 inmates hospital, two staff members hurt. visitations are canceled while the officials investigate what started that fight. our secretary of state handed mohammed morsi $250 million in aid. next up he'll meet with mahmoud abbas in the saudi capital today. >>steve: you remember the white house's doomsday scenario if those sequester spending cuts took effect. look at that. president obama and his team now appear to be retreating from those warnings as he signed the order for those budget cuts. sequester cuts on friday.
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steve is live in washington on this monday morning. despite the fact the president's cabinet and the president said pretty much the sky was going to fall, it didn't fall. >> not yet. even some republicans, however, mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader, saying the sequester only imposes modest cuts, though. he's downplaying the size of the sequester, the possible impact of the sequester. nothing on the horizon that could reverse all that. house speaker john boehner saying spending is out of control and the president kicked the can so far down the road we're running out of road. he said it is unfortunate no agreement was reached to head off sequester cuts. >> there is no one in this town who tried harder to come to an agreement with the president and to deal with our long-term spending problem. no one. the fact is the president and senate democrats have done nothing to pass a plan to avert this and to deal honestly with the spending problem the country has.
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>> president obama still urging republicans to work with him on a compromise, but the crisis appears to have hurt him. one poll has the president's approval rating down from 51% to 49%. a top white house official said over the we could nobody wins in this situation -- said over the weekend nobody wins in this situation. >> this is not a win for republicans. republicans are supposed to be for stronger national defense. this cuts our military preparedness dramatically. they are supposed to be for border security. these sequester cuts will end up meeting enough reduction in hours that will be the equivalent of 5,000 border patrol agents being cut. they are supposed to be for long term entitlement tprorpl. this does no long term entitlement reform. >> the next crisis comes at the end of the month when the government could shut down if a funding agreement isn't reached at that time. >>gretchen: what would life be without another crisis looming. it seems those are what washington is about as of late. although the speaker of the house, john boehner, said he would not shut down the
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government coming up at the end of the month. will we find another compromise? i'm not sure. >>brian: the president has been going around but not with republicans. he wants to get together on some type of compromise, maybe lesson, give some control over on some of these cuts which is 2.4% on the budget. but he also wants them to get together on march 27, which is the day the debt ceiling either goes up or we -- the government stops. so they come up with some type of deal to kick it till september 30. on top of all that, i think it is going to be really important for these sides to get together on one thing, and that is a budget. the house has got a budget due. the senate's got a budget due. and the president's got a budget due. can they go back to the process they used to have of calling each other crazy but then going into a room and working it out?
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>>steve: the house is going to start work on their bill today, and it looks as if they could have something passed by wednesday or thursday. the senate is going to take up their bill coming up next week. what's interesting, every time the white house has -- okay, there's a problem in front of us. our solution? raise taxes. raise taxes. it's always about raising taxes. you're about to hear from a couple of republican senators who say not raising taxes per se, but we would be in for raising revenue by closing some deductions and things like that, provided it's done for the greater good of the country. here are senators graham and ayotte. >> we don't need to raise taxes to fund the government. we need to raise taxes to get our nation out of debt. we have $16.7 trillion in debt. we need to clean up our tax code to create jobs by flattening it out. not fixing sequestration with more money. >> if we're going to increase revenue again it's got to go to the debt with real entitlement reform and real tax reform when you
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actually lower rates. i think none of that's been in this discussion. so absolutely i think we need to do a big agreement for the country, because we haven't dealt with the fundamental drivers of our debt: the entitlement programs. >>gretchen: they don't sound so unreasonable? i had to read those sound bites verbatim a couple of extra times this morning to make sure i was hearing republicans saying this. we don't need to raise taxes to fund the government. we need to raise taxes to get our nation out of debt. that sounds like compromise to me. that sounds like a position that republicans don't like, which is raising taxes, but saying, hey, we'd be willing to do this if in fact the other side also comes to the table and talks about the big issues, the big elephant in the room -- yes, another e word -- entitlements which so far have been given the complete brushoff. >>brian: the key is the entitlements but not saying cut medicare and medicaid. i think it's the wrong language. i think the right one would be to reconstruct and reform in a way that makes them sustainable.
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the minutes you say cut medicare and cut medicaid, you don't like poor people, you don't like people who are struggling. i think that is the wrong message. it is a message the president embraces because he knows where the burden goes to. >>steve: this message came from the c.b.o. in the last week or two and that is why do we need to raise taxes at all? because what they're estimating is that this year the federal government will take in $2.7 trillion. that's an historic amount. the government has never taken in that much money. why would we need to raise taxes? >>gretchen: one of the things about vice president biden is sometimes he says things without exactly thinking them exactly true. like this: >> as i told my wife, we live in an area that's wooded and somewhat secluded. i said, jill, if there is ever a problem, walk out on the balcony here. put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. i promise you, who is ever
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coming in is not going to. you don't need an ar-15. >>steve: that was some advice he gave on television on-line. and here he is in a quotation to field and stream magazine. he says -- quote -- "my shotgun will do better for you than an ar-15 because you'll want to keep someone away from your house. just fire the shotgun through the door. here's the news. a fellow down in virginia beach by the name of trevor snowden saw a couple of guys with masks and guns outside his bedroom window and fired just as joe biden said. and guess what? he got arrested. >>gretchen: because it's illegal in that particular state. it's also illegal in delaware where the vice president -- >>steve: because the attorney general is his son. >>gretchen: last week we were covering the fact his own son said, hey, dad, before you open your mouth look at the rules on the books because in our state it's not legal.
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>>steve: mr. biden's advice backfired. >>brian: i think the scariest thing for president obama is to see biden on camera without notes. remember dustin hoffman when he was dressed as a woman in tootsie. that's what vice president was like. >>gretchen: do you ever do this when you are in the gym? suddenly you see a call from the school maybe from your kids or work is trying to find you, so you pick it up even though you see that sign over there that says you're not supposed to do it? one woman found out the hard way that she's no longer welcome at the gym. >> tina at the planet fitness in massachusetts -- there's a picture of her here -- apparently she is according to the management there a repeat offender. she's on the phone all the time and she was on her
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ipad on the elliptical trainer when the general manager came over and warned her and said i'm sorry, we warned you, you're going to have to leave. she said i can't leave right now because my ipad is charging on the elliptical trainer. let's listen. >> what do you do for a living? >> i lift things up and put them down. >> excuse me? >> i lift things up and put them down. >> okay. here's the strength circuit. >> i lift things up and put them down. >> over here -- >> i lift things up and put them down. >> and this is our stretching area. >> i lift things up. dum, dum ♪ r ♪ >>steve: that is the ad for planets fitness, a great chain. what the general manager says is -- she says that the general manager violated their "no gym
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intimidation" by yelling at her in front of others. >>brian: brian cablick came in and said her reaction is unprofessional and she is a repeat offender. where do you stand on this about making phone calls on the gym? >>gretchen: is it a phone call or ipad? >>brian: on the phone. she said my ipad is charging here. i can't leave yet. >>gretchen: let us know what you think about that. >>steve: does that commercial make sense? he lifts things up. some people write in their diary. collect welfare? our next guest says the administration is watering down requirements for welfare. can the administration be stopped? >>brian: he fought in vietnam. now the government won't let him carry a gun. the reason? he got into a fistfight 40 years ago. the veteran himself will be here to explain.
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>>steve: house republicans are introducing a brand-new bill that would make work a condition for collecting welfare. it's a law once enacted under president bill clinton but later gutted under president obama. the hope? that it would help welfare recipients get off government ben if iefits and save taxpayer money. does this bill have a shot? david harsani is the senior reporter for human events. he joins us live here. good morning to you. what's the president trying to do? >> he's trying to expand the welfare state. i think he believes that government is where morality and economic growth flows through, so he'd like to see it grow. >>steve: bill clinton, when he came up with the
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path off of welfare, it was like let's get jobs. right? >> i don't think he came up with it. i think the house came up with it and i think he became part of it. and it worked. requiring people to work for welfare. so it's a mystery why obama is undoing those sorts of huge moves forward we had in welfare reform. >>steve: this bill would say you can still get your payments but you don't have to do anything? >> the chances of obama signing such a bill or passing through are very slim. >>steve: ultimately if you want to help people, you help them get a job. it's like that saying, you give a guy a fishing and he eats for a day. you teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. >>steve: i lay out that i think that is not what obama believes. he wants a fair soefplt economic growth is about making it fair for everyone rather than giving more opportunity for everyone. that is why i think the welfare state grows. >>steve: what are the some of the disasters
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released by obama's reelection. >> welfare. it's not just programs. it's that we believe the government is supposed to be there to bail us out of the bad mortgages we take, give us contraception and on and on. that is going to be a disaster. it's unsustainable and leads to debt. >>steve: we've been hearing things for the last couple of years where obama seems to have so many european socialistic tendencies it shouldn't surprise us where we are. >> i think you will be surprised how fast we hit a point where we're unsustainable. especially with the debt. that is what sequestration is about. >> check out the book, obama's four horsemen, disasters released by obama's reelection. 0 >>brian: a woman dies after a nurse refuses to give her c.p.r. >> if i don't give her c.p.r., they are going to let her die. is there anybody willing to help this lady and not let
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her die? >> not at this time. >>steve: the nurse was following the rules of this place but should she have broken them? we'll talk about that. he fought in vietnam and now the government won't let him own a gun. the reason? he got into a fistfight. 40 years ago. that veteran will be here that veteran will be here to talk about that. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. got you ! you cannot escape the rebel forces ! ahhh. got you ! got ya ! gotcha !
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>>brian: you got a massive car bomb in pakistan leaves 45 dead. 146 hurt. people are searching for survivors. the bombing targeted shiites as they were leaving a mosque. cardinals from around
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the world including new york bishop timothy cardinal dolan meeting at the vatican this morning. it's their first meeting to discuss when to start the conclave to elect a new pope. they're hashing out issues. >> gretch? >>gretchen: thank you, brian. he was trusted to carry a gun in the vietnam war. as a member of our armed forces. but now the government is taking his guns away. 45 years after he shipped off to war, he popped up on the federal firearms ban list now. joining me to share his store o story vietnam -- to share his story, vietnam vet jeff schrader. i understand you have been a vietnam vet for many years and after coming home your wife gave you a gift and what happened? >> i got a call from an
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a.t.f. officer saying i was not allowed to own a gun anymore due to awe in maryland. he said -- due to a law in maryland. >>gretchen: after more review, you found out that because of a fistfight, some sort of altercation you had more than 40 years ago, that that was now on your record and that prohibited you from owning a firearm. do i have that correct? >> that is correct. >>gretchen: what was your reaction? >> dismay and surprise. i guess that was my main reaction. i couldn't believe it. to lose my rights is a bad thing all the way around. i just don't understand that. it was a misdemeanor charge. i paid $100 in fine and $9 court cost. supposedly it was all over after that. >>gretchen: i think a lot of people watching this at home are saying, but, wait a minute, he held a lot of firearms. he went to war for this country. he came back as a hero. why wouldn't you be allowed to carry a firearm now?
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>> you find that answer, let me know. >>gretchen: what are you doing about this? i understand this is five years running now that you're trying to figure out exactly how you're going to get to the bottom of this, and so far you've lost some of the appeals; right? >> yes, i have. my attorney is very good, and he took my case pro bono, which was super nice of him. but he said hey, this is wrong. i just can't believe it. this is wrong. i'll take your case. i said that's fine. i appreciate it. >>gretchen: what happens if by chance you might need a firearm in self-defense and you're not allowed to have one? >> pretty much the same thing as anybody else. what are you going to use? a rock? a fist? what's going to happen? if they have a gun, what are you going to do? that's just the way it is. >>gretchen: we did reach out to the a.t.f. they declined to comment on this story, no doubt because it is still tied up in the legal system.
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what's your next move? >> going to leave that to my attorney. i believe he's just going to continue on pushing for the court, seeing if we can get this all cleared up. i really don't feel like i did anything wrong. actually before this all happened, i ran into the guy who had beaten me with a ball bat while two guys held my arms, and that's when i got in trouble. i saw him two weeks later on the street and he jumped up and said you want some more? i punched him in the nose as hard as i could. unfortunate police were sitting at the red light and saw a good ounce. that's what happened on that end of the stick. i told the judge, yes, your honor, i did hit him. >>gretchen: at least you told the truth but now you're apparently paying for it. many people will be scratching their heads wondering how you could be on the banned list because of that. thanks for your story. coming up next on the
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rundown, casey anthony out of hiding now. why she's being dragged back into court today, though. just call him jimmy carter? dennis rodman back from north korea and says he has a plan on how we can make peace with the guy sitting next to him there. that's the dictator kim that's the dictator kim jong un. [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand. oh! there it is. thanks son. hey! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra strong has a duraclean texture that can help you get clean while still using less. and it's four times stronger versus the leading value brand. charmin ultra strong helps keep you and your underwear clean. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra strong?
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[music] >>brian: what is this, steve? what is this? >>steve: this was last week. i was waiting for -- >>brian: did they set this up? >>steve: they did something. sean down on the control board down in the control room set up a prism of some sort. >>gretchen: look, you're kissing yourself. >>brian: this is phenomenal. steve, do you realize this is expensive equipment, this is expensive time.
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>>steve: the part they're not showing is at one point joel was actually dancing with me. >>brian: is that true, joel? >> stop it! >>brian: wait a second. what is the after-the-show show? what happened? gretchen left and i left, and you started dancing? >>steve: pretty much. >>gretchen: that was thursday or friday? >>steve: i think it was tuesday. >>gretchen: see what we missed? i think we went up to do radio. >>brian: that was the quad box. very impressive. >>gretchen: here are other headlines. she's been in hiding since being acquitted of killing her daughter in 2011 but this afternoon casey anthony will be back in court to prove she can't pay her creditors. she said she doesn't have money and owes nearly $800,000 in court costs and attorney's fees. >>brian: new details in a very controversial story this morning. a nurse in california refuses to perform c.p.r. on a woman.
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the woman died and a fight to save her life captured on a 911 call. >> we needed to get c.p.r. started. that's not enough. >> we can't do c.p.r. at this -- >> hand the phone to a passer-by. anybody there can do c.p.r. give them the phone please. >> for seven minutes the 911 stk-s patcher begged -- dispatcher begged a nurse to help the woman. she refused. company policy prevented her from performing c.p.r. she ended up dying. >> there anybody there willing to help this lady and not let her die? >> not at this time. >>brian: the woman's daughter who is also a nurse says she is okay with how the nurse reacted. >>gretchen: really? >>steve: in other news, talk about hoop dreams. dennis rodman got back from a meeting with north korean's dictator kim jong un and he says that unhas
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unhas -- un has a plan for peace. >> he wants obama to do one thing: call him. he loves basketball. at the same time i said obama loves basketball. let's start there. >>steve: is george stephanopoulos working at espn now? >>gretchen: that is the craziest shot i've seen in my life. >>steve: the white house's response: we have direct channels of communication with north korea but the country must first be willing to choose the path of peace. >>gretchen: football, the first woman ever to try up for the nfl but came up short. she limped off the field with two kicks under 20 yards. she says she aggravated a quad injury. >> as an athlete, i've always been a gamer. when i had the opportunity to be in the nfl, one of the world's most competitive leagues, i
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absolutely, you know, had to take the chance. >>gretchen: working with silberman was one of 37 kickers trying out. >>steve: her history is she has only been a club soccer team kicker? >>brian: i think she went to the tryout hurt. that could only explain the fact that it looked like she never cooked -- kicked a football before. i understand there's other women kicking a real football that are a lot better than her. >>steve: next thing you know, men will want to join the lingerie football league. >>brian: i think they are. most are on our crew. straight ahead, scary moments for danica patrick at the subway fresh fit 500. danica slamming straight into the wall and then into david ragon. she was fine but continued the race but could not continue the race.
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carl edwards won. the miami heat rallied down as much as 16. lebron james 29 points and 7 assists. it's a buzzer beater for the ages. >> throws it and mount vernon is going to hold on and win. goodness! >>brian: pandemonium in new york after taking the final shot, new rochelle high school player got the 55-foot shot off with one-tenth of a second left. they advance to the regional semi finals. >> coming up on radio on kilmeade and friends on the
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knocks news radio app and kilmeadeandfriends.com we have kevin orgel, bret baier part of the three-hour extravaganza. all fully clothed. >>steve: let's go outside. maria is wearing a big coat because it's chilly here. >> 29 degrees in new york city. the good news is if you have any outdoor plans we're not expecting rainfall or snowfall either across the new york city area. but that could be changing as we head into wednesday. we actually have a brand-new storm system across sections of the north central u.s. already producing snow out there, and we do have winter storm warnings in effect across portions of north dakota, minnesota, iowa, wisconsin and even into the city of chicago because we could be seeing easily over six inches of snow across that area and also some very strong winds. a winter storm watch has been issued across sections of the mid-atlantic and d.c. by wednesday you could be
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getting five inches of snow or more. a lot of concerns as far as the exact track of the storm system goes for sections of the mid-atlantic. we need to keep an eye on how cold temperatures will be out there. that will help determine how much snow we'll be seeing. chicago the worst of it for you is as we head into tuesday. minneapolis today travel will be severely impacted. high temperatures 40 in new york city. back into the 60's across the state of florida. in dallas, texas, it is going to be a very warm day, steve, gretchen and brian. 86 degrees for a high temperature today. not bad for early march. >>steve: maria, we thank you very much. she is on the court we built for you to play tennis. >>brian: you who were featured in "tennis" magazine, you should be out there. are you afraid of getting hurt because it's too cold? >>gretchen: maybe both of you can go out there. >>steve: the president of the united states, as you know, painted a gloomy picture leading up to the
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sequester. >> what the sequester does is it uses a meat-cleaver approach to gut critical investments in things like education and national security and lifesaving medical research. these cuts are not smart, they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their job. >>steve: now the president appears to be retreating from those dire warnings. is the media searching for signs of sequester pain and why is the president now backtracking? let's talk to stu varney from varney and company. he is obviously backtracking? >> he is. that was quite explicit in his friday appearance. he is walking back those comments about armageddon, here it comes. and he's continuing to blame the republicans. and he's sketching out a scenario where the economy worsens because of these cuts. >>brian: he already said it. if things go bad, look at the sequester. >> this week you've got a
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series of very important economic reports, and they are all almost uniform. they're going to be bad. at the end of this week you'll know we've got a very weak economy. so you can blame the republicans. in fact, what's really going on here is tax increases. the reason that the economy slowed dramatically late last year and continues to slow down this year has nothing to do with sequester cuts that may take effect in the future. it's got everything to do with the tax increases that went into effect on january 1 and the tax increases which president obama is threatening more of as we go down the line. >>gretchen: i think what from us so many -- what frustrates so many americans is nothing seems to get done. instead it's about pointing fingers instead of going to the drawing board and saying hey, how can we fix this? it is all about messaging, they're blaming republicans so they can get away with it, blah blah blah, instead of coming to the table and figuring it out. >> we've got crisis fatigue. there are two sides to the fence here.
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the president wants to raise taxes and keep spending as is. that's very different from the republican side which says enough with the tax increases. get on with serious spending cuts. they are very, very far apart. >>gretchen: republicans were on the record yesterday -- we played at the top of the hour -- saying we're willing to increase revenue by reducing some of these tax loopholes if -- if -- we talk about the big spending issues like entitlements. >>steve: and tax reform. >> they are edging towards some kind of compromise way down the road because they have to. >>brian: here is gene sperling, white house economic advisor, on what went into the sequester and what the thought process was. >> this is not a win for republicans. republicans are supposed to be for stronger national defense. this cuts our military preparedness dramatically. they're supposed to be for border security. these sequester cuts will end up meeting enough reduction in hours it will be the equivalent of 5,000 border patrol agents being
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cuts. they are supposed to be for long term entitlement reform. this is no long-term entitlement reform. >> gene sperling is one of the chief economic advisors to the president. he knows the bad news is coming. he's setting up republicans as being responsible for that bad news and the president has a way out. >>steve: even though it's taxes? >> that's what it's all about. >>steve: stuart, we're going to be watching you on fox business coming up in 2 hours and 45 minutes. >> 9:20 is when we start. >>gretchen: next on the rundown, hollywood's newest it couple: super model heidi klum and shock jock howard stern? >>brian: part of a panel. >>steve: turns out this federal party was a bargain compared to the others we paid for. paid for. bottoms up. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios
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>>gretchen: 47 minutes past the top of the hour. quick headlines for you: white house officials say the president will appoint three new people to his administration today. first up urbgs m.i.t. -- first up m.i.t. scientist to head the energy department. wal-mart foundation president as his budget director. heidi klum and howard stern are getting together? kind of. the model said to be the fourth judge on america's got talent. she'll join howie mandel and a former spice girl. brian? >>brian: gretchen, let me correct you. you're never a former spice girl. one of the most infamous bashes held by the general services administration back in 2010. it turns out that smoking clown and others like it
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aren't that unusual after all. they happen regularly. a new congressional report shows taxpayers picked up the tab for at least 894 conferences in 2012 to the tune of $340 million. how were they able to get away with this kind of waste and how does congress plan to stop it? let's talk to the congressman who chairs the subcommittee on oversight. is this law a colossal waste of money or is there vital business being done? >> for the most part, a good conference is worth the money. but when you see spending like we saw in las vegas or with the post office, $2.2 million for a conference in san francisco, you say this is too much. i grew up in a traveling tourism town, corpus christi, texas. we see the value of that. but we've got to get the people in these government agencies to realize it's not their money they're spending. it's the taxpayers' hard-earned money. >>brian: you've got $89
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for the department of defense. sure they could use that for better things. $72.7 million for the department of veterans affairs. i'm sure they would like to see that in their health care plan. $38.7 million to the justice -- $58.7 million to the justice department. if you're doing smart cuts, you would imagine that these conferences with face time and everything else, these could be one of the things that are cut back? >> it's a natural to be cut. obviously people need to get together from time to time on a face-to-face basis. but let's use some of these technologies that are free like, oh, skype. >>brian: exactly. you say you have a site set up for people to go to if they see a situation like this and want to report it. >> oversight.house.gov is a website you can go to to be a whistle-blower on waste golf. a way to get it straight to congress's attention.
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obviously you can go through the channels in your agency, go to the inspector general. but we in the government oversight and reform committee are committed to abuse. >>brian: congressman, thank you. meanwhile, straight ahead, one of the craziest stories we've heard, a sink hole swallows a man whole. so how can you tell if your home is at risk? we're going to ask an expert. this story will make big banks if he fess up. we wrongfully foreclosed on military families even while they were away at war.
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>>brian: the sequester means $43 billion will be cut from our defense department this year and many cuts have taken place. >>steve: it's not just the cuts our soldiers are worried about. they are concerned about lack of leadership as well. pete hegseth is the president of concerned veterans of america. he joins us today from the commonwealth of massachusetts. good morning to you, pete. >> good morning. >>steve: you've seen the president of the united states, commander in chief scaring the living daylights out of america. now that we're past the sequester, you say we need leadership and we need it now? >> we need it. we need committed, sustained, earnest leadership, something we haven't gotten at all from this president. think about what it takes to get big things done.
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you've got to be earnest about it and you've got to have a sustained commitment to it. on the earnest side, the president is doing nothing but fin pwer pointing -- finger pointing, creating straw men and knocking them down. as far as sustained commitment, he had 18 months to take this on. he waited until the last 18 days to start scaring people. that is a recipe for getting nothing done. he's the commander in chief. he's the president. if he wants to put people in a room -- i know he says i'm the president, not a dictator. i get that. but if you want to lead and make it happen, you can bring the sides together and forge a solution if you put your biases aside and put the country first. >>brian: you are trained to get things done. don't point fingers. it is the opposite of how you've been trained. can you imagine ronald reagan or george bush 43 or president clinton because of a piece of paper not sending aircraft to the
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persian gulf because sequester is coming. it seems the defense department took a back seat to politics. >> absolutely. it was yet another chip, yet another card in a bargaining hand in a grander picture that you start to wonder as you watch more and more, is this more about the 2014 mid terms than it is about making sure that we're getting things done, that we're prioritizing properly? sequestration is the worst of all words for those who are deficit and defense hawks who believe our debt is a national security threat and also believe we need to maintain the most powerful military in the world. you just wonder why he doesn't see it that way, and instead it's a 47-minute meeting the day that it's about to happen that's completely not fruitful. >>steve: he is the commander in chief and we need him to lead. let's see what happens. thank you very much. >>brian: dennis rodman says he has a plan on how we can make peace with kim jong un, who just had a kid. donald trump weighs in.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. today is monday, march 4, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. glad you decided to tune in and watch us this morning. thanks very much. the florida home where a massive sunk hole swallowed that man, now almost completely gone. they're taking it away. officials being careful just in case he's in there somewhere. but not good news this morning. a big update moments away. >> brian: the president makes the sequester cuts official today and already backing away from his scare tactics. can we compromise before the next deadline at the end of this month? republicans say yes and now all eyes are on the taxes. >> steve: and just call him jimmy carter, dennis rodman back from north korea and says he's got a plan on how we can make peace with new dictator kim jong-un. donald trump who actually is dennis rodman's boss right now, weighs in on that and so much more. "fox & friends" hour two for monday commences immediately.
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>> brian: she's the number two player in the entire world. only see in a woman's got -- serena williams has a better record. she'll be outside talking to us and actually is a chance to talk while we play tennis. >> gretchen: that's sam on our set. >> brian: that's the court we'll be on. samantha, a lot of times she would be answering the phone for the green room that keeps ringing. she's outside playing tennis. unbelievable. >> gretchen: she's pretty good, though. (phone ring) who is she playing against? >> brian: we're not really sure. it could be somebody that a weather watcher of maria's. but that's a finney course. today it will be exciting. steve, i feel kind of bad because you're the tennis guy. >> steve: you're the sports gave the you should be interviewing her. >> gretchen: i sense a little bit of a fight here. e-mail us and let us know who
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should play tennis with victoria. >> steve: i'll take her on. >> gretchen: let's get to your headlines. moments ago we learned president obama will announce three new appointments to his administration. first, fox news confirming he'll pick wal-mart foundation president seal see i can't bullwell as his budget director. it's his charity organization. a white house official also saying he's going to pick m.i.t. scientist as the new head of the energy department. and expected to pick gina mccarthy, epa auditor. queen elizabeth in the hospital for the first time in a decade. she's being treated for the stomach flu at a private hospital in london. it's the same hospital where kate middleton was treated for morning sickness. she's expected to stay for two days. she had to cancel her two-day trip to rome. she was last in the hospital in 2003 for knee surgery. in an hour, crews will finish demolishing this home where a massive sink hole
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swallowed a man, killing him. workers recovered some of the family's possessions, including an american flag and a bible. >> god is in control and he knew we need closure. we have each other. that's all that matters. you never know what one moment is going to bring to the next. >> gretchen: it's unlikely that the body of the victim, 37-year-old jeff bush, will be found. some of the other nearby homes may also be affected. more than 100 cardinals from around the world at the vatican this morning, including cardinal timothy dolan from the united states. they're holding their first round of meetings to decide when the start of the conclave should be to elect the new pope. >> this isn't the new hampshire primary. nobody would campaign. we're just getting to know each other better. we'll listen to one another, from what i understand. i've never been part of it. every cardinal will have the right to speak. every cardinal will be expected to speak.
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>> gretchen: they won't officially set the date for the conclave until all 115 cardinals are actually in rome. bobby rogers, original member of the motown group, the miracles, passed away. ♪ he helped found the group and had hits including "i second that devotion." in statement, smoky robinson, questioned, he was my brother and a good friend. i'm going to miss him. he was 73 years old. those are your headlines for a monday. >> brian: the white house now playing doom and gloom warnings about the spending cuts. steve centanni life with the monday after. >> good morning. nothing could that reverse the cuts as the finger pointing, of course, continues. house speaker john boehner saying there are smarter ways to
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cut the budget than what he calls this silly sequester the president demanded. he said president obama is kicking the can down the road, kicking it so far, we're running out of road. and that the president didn't seem to have any plan of his own for cutting spending. listen. >> if he had a plan, why wouldn't senate democrats go ahead and pass it? the house acted twice over the last ten months to replace the sequester. the president got his tax hikes on january 1. if we're going to get rid of loop holes, let's make the tax code fair for all americans. >> the president is calling on americans to negotiate a compromise. the white house is hoping gop lawmakers will cooperate after they begin to see the effects of the cuts and feel those impacts. in his weekly address, the president blamed the sequester on the gop. >> it's happening because republicans in congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit.
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just this week they decided that forgetting special interest tax breaks for the well off is more important than protecting our military and middle class family from these cuts. >> and yet another crisis looming at the end of the month. that's when the government could shut down if there is no agreement on funding. brian? >> brian: thanks a lot. so that's the latest. let's bring in how the world feels about it and big business, donald trump, author of "time to get tough" and very proud to say you kicked off "celebrity apprentice" last night, a brand-new season. all star "celebrity apprentice." >> we did. it was the great evening. it was unbelievable ending and a lot of people were happy and a lot of people probably weren't happy. brett michael got fired last night. >> brian: stunning. he went from champ to first out. >> gretchen: you warned him, donald. >> he did. right from the beginning i was upset that did he it because we didn't have him to do it. he really wanted to come back and try it again. i said what are you doing?
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i've seen it over my life. a heavyweight champion, a great champion goes out, retires and then wants to come back. it never works u. i said, what are you doing? why are you doing this? and i don't know. i guess right from the beginning, i didn't like what he did. i didn't like the fact -- he could have sat as a judge along with the other winners and he wanted to go back in the game. and you have to respect it, but i didn't like it. >> gretchen: here you are last night questioning his decision. >> you're the only one that agreed to come back. >> even if you did great, psychologically, it's hard for me to pick you again. that's why i was so -- it was incredulous that you came back. >> steelers won six times. i'm from pittsburgh. >> yeah, but it's different. >> i'm back as a fighter and winner. >> but brett, you've been a winner, you are a winner.
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, bret, you're fired. >> steve: you can only win once. >> he also raised very little money and very importantly, he raised very little money and brandy, who did a terrible job and should have brought am rosa back, and she would have been fired. she didn't bring her back. so we had no choice. but brandy raised $132,000, whereas bret raised very little. >> gretchen: i thought maybe dennis rodman would be the one to go because i had to go to bed after they picked the teams and rodman was the last to be selected by trace adkins. and -- >> brian: he actually did work this time of the rodman did something. >> gretchen: but he was over in north korea, too. supposedly being a diplomat of sorts for the united states. it's unbelievable. then ends up on the sunday talk shows. i had to readjust my vision to see if i was seeing the right thing. let's listen to his advice to president obama about finding peace in north korea. >> two days, one thing he asked
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me, obama, something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing, call him. he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he loves basketball. at the same time, i said, obama loves basketball. let's start there. >> gretchen: i'm incredulous over there. are we supposed to think dennis rodman is our ambassador to finding a solution in north korea? >> well, it's probably better than what we have. if you look at the world, the world is blowing up around us. maybe dennis is a lot better than what we have. >> steve: let's see if anything actually happens. >> brian: is that an act, do you think? >> no, it's not an act. but he's a much different guy and this year on the apprentice, it's amazing how sharp and smart -- dennis is not a stupid guy. he's smart in many ways, street wise. that little statement about all i want to do is have obama call
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me, i think maybe that is not the worst thing, folks, instead of going through this whole charade we do every year. maybe it's not the worst thing that somebody actually calls. 'cause you look at this world, this world is blowing up around us. we are doing nothing. you know, maybe it's not such a bad idea. not a very big deal to make a phone call. >> steve: sure. although the president didn't do much phone calling this past 18 months to jane tore try to fix the -- john boehner to try to fix the sequester that went into effect on friday. we heard from john boehner where he talked about how fixing the tax code to make it fair for everybody would be a good idea. should republicans make tax reform where they lower the rates and broaden things out, should they make that their signature policy this year? >> well, i think they could make that a part of it. the ultimate policy or the ultimate thing you want to achieve is get the economy going and taxes are going to be a big part of it.
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so the problem we have is probably in the history of the country, we've never had such a lack of leadership. nobody says come o we've got to get this country going again. let's get in a room. let's get this country going again. taxes are part of that. it's a big part of that. i wouldn't say the only policy and only thing. if you look what we're doing on energy, there is so much potential that the country has that we're just wasting it. >> brian: the governor of north carolina, virginia had a one on one, all the governors were talking and said, can we start drilling off our coast? it would help everybody, including the federal government to get more money. they said, we'll get back to you. i was shocked to see this. "washington post" last week called out the president on his leadership and then bill keller of the "new york times" in an op ed says this, the large mess we are in is in no small part the result of missed opportunities and litcal miscalculations at 1600 pennsylvania. while we await the fate of yellowstone park and food safety, let's contemplate the
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road not taken by the white house. wow. the "new york times" is jumping off the band wagon. >> people are really getting tired of the act. it's an act that does nothing. it's an act that blames. it's a class warfare act. people, even the "new york times," and i've been seeing it in the "new york times," they're all getting tired of it. there is no leadership. there is nothing saying where we're going as a country. this country is a drip. >> steve: what keller says is that president obama has blown it. all of his deals show he is a terrible negotiator and talks a little bit about how he makes it seem like the republicans got the best him. i think what they're saying is, mr. president, you're in a mess, you need to listen to u the "new york times." >> i'm not sure when you say terrible negotiator, he's winning certain things, but they're not necessarily things good for the country. the things he negotiates best are bad for the country. obamacare is a disaster for the well-being of this country. there are many things that he's gotten that have not been good
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for the country. that doesn't make him a bad negotiator. >> gretchen: i think most americans want solutions and they just feel like we've had six years and counting of no solutions and kind of passing the buck. here we go again as we approach the end of the month and yet another budget crisis. >> the election was a disaster, according to lots of people. >> brian: thanks so much for joining us. i watched "celebrity apprentice." it will be a great season. we're going to be -- it's going to be great to get your insight every monday morning. >> thanks such. >> steve: straight ahead, more on our top story. giant sink hole opens up under a house, under a guy's bedroom, swallowing him alive. how in the world can that happen? did you know there are warning signs you should november about? that's next. >> gretchen: then bust moves, lose your job? newest dance craze got these workers fired. really? now i know why you don't dance. >> brian: afraid of getting fired.
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>> steve: welcome back. today crews in florida plan to finish demolishing this house nearly swallowed by a sink hole last week while one man believed to be dead somewhere underneath, he may never be found. 36-year-old jeff bush was swallowed by the earth as he slept in his bed on friday and now the rest of his family is homeless. >> gretchen: joining us to explain what the crew's next steps need to be, sink hole repair expert, billy fernandez. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> gretchen: how do you become an expert in sink holes and what happened here? >> what happened here is simply a sinkhole opened up underneath this property, boards below the house, unstable soil, and the house gave way. >> brian: how did it take shape, billy? we understand it was all going on underneath with the limestone and the water.
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was this foreseeable? >> there could have been signs around the house for sinkhole activity. you know, on doors and windows that don't close correctly, vertical stair step cracking around the house, cracked tiles, things to look for that could have been absolutely. >> brian: what exactly happens and what happened underneath the ground there that caused the house to sink? >> sinkhole is nothing more than erosion of the soil, fracturing of limestone, like sand in an hour glass. soil falls through, creates pockets, causes instability in the soil, therefore the structure sitting above that, there is movement and therefore, comes damage. >> steve: apparently as we look at live pictures from the site down in florida, apparently the family did notice some signs and they called their insurance company and they had some inspectors come out and said, you're going to be absolutely fine. what parts of america, and in
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particular, i know you're an expert in florida, should people be concerned that this could possibly happen at their house? >> here in florida, we care sinkhole insurance. anybody who thinks they have sink hole activity normally gets an inspection. at my company, we do sinkhole inspections. but you need to do a sinkhole inspection if you think you have structural damage or sinkhole activity, we file a sinkhole claim and then the insurance company comes and tests the property. if they deem it a sinkhole, then they give recommendations by an engineer and we do the repairs. >> steve: the tell tale signs you might be over a sinkhole would be what? >> tell tale signs are like i said, windows, doors that don't close properly, a floor elevation problem, broken tiles, vertical stairstep cracks on the exterior walls are usually the biggest signs. >> gretchen: if they called the insurance company and they came out and gave if a clean bill of health, there is going to be a huge lawsuit here. what about the other people who live in this vicinity?
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i'm thinking if i have a house next door, i probably don't want to stay there. >> i would not, no. i would assume they've been vacated. i would also assume the insurance companies to the neighbors or anybody in the immediate area is probably ordered a test on those houses also. >> steve: sound advice. >> brian: i don't know where it's going to stop. it keeps getting bigger. >> steve: 'cause you don't know what causes it below. billy joining us from florida, thank you. >> thank you. >> brian: next, this next story might make you sick. big banks fess up, we wrongfully foreenclosessed on military families while they were away. >> gretchen: do you know more than half of teens skip breakfast. why this might be the biggest mistake they make. why this could have an impact on their grades. that's next [ male announcer ] extreme power. ultimate savings.
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am. >> steve: time for news by the numbers. $250 million. that's how much secretary of state john kerry just gave egyptian president mohammed morsi. wow! that comes despite major concerns about his ability to lead egypt out of the crisis. but we cut him a check. next, 700. that's how many military members lost their homes because of mistakes made by big u.s. banks. bank of america, citigroup, wells fargo, uncovered the foreclosures analyzing mortgages as part of a multi-billion-dollar settlement deal with the feds. and finally, 926,000. that's how many hours of paperwork it will take schools to implement a new healthy lunch guideline. the proposal will cost about
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$127 million. gretch, over to you and the doctor. >> gretchen: are you worried about your kids' grades? the answer could lie in what they actually eat for breakfast in the morning. or what they don't eat. a new study released today shows over half of students skipped the first meal of the day and what a detrimental effect that can have on learning. joining me is the former u.s. surgeon general who monitored the nation's health for clinton and george bush administration. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> gretchen: we heard this forever, how important breakfast is. i think what startled me was that 62% of teens are still not eating it. why not? >> well, first, we've heard it forever, but i think we've just now realized how important it is. especially how important it is for learning. therefore, the schools now have a major reason to really push for an environment which kids eat breakfast. sometimes it's just rushing and don't feel they have time. some of them have just never developed a habit of eating breakfast, so they don't have a taste for it.
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so we've got to make breakfast more tasty. we've got to make it more convenient, grab and go even. but it's really critical. we realize now we're not just talking about obesity and preventing it. we're talking about learning and what happens to the brain when you do or do not eat breakfast. >> gretchen: part of the study showed kids who eat breakfast and have that energy have better attention spans. >> yes. and better memory. >> gretchen: so obviously those two things then play into better grades ultimately, right? >> definitely. this country needs that. we need better people in the work force, the military needs people who are not overweight and obese and have their brains working at their best. >> gretchen: the other interesting thing you found from the study, it's not just what you eat. it's also the exercise and being active. so kids who were more active performed better on standardized tests. why? >> because of the brain, because of the impact that physical activity has on the brain. there is a part of the brain
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for our free usaa retirement guide, call 877-242-usaa. >> brian: time for shot of the morning. former nba star, sitting head and shoulders above the crowd. this is -- he's with the government advisory committee in china. he's 7' 6 and still looks like he should be playing. let's take a closer look, the man sitting next to yao only up to his knees. [ laughter ] >> gretchen: oh, gosh. >> brian: and i would not be on the other end of that, yao ming pointing the finger at someone in front of him, hopefully he wasn't too unhappy. yao ming, he's a chinese -- >> steve: he's in china and dennis rodman in north korea. what is going on with basketball? >> brian: i'm not sure. >> gretchen: brian about to get his butt kicked by the number
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two player in the world. >> brian: first she has to get through me. >> gretchen: you think you got a chance? >> brian: on a mini court with nerf balls? that thank is my best opportunity. >> gretchen: all right. >> brian: a matter of moments. >> gretchen: first, a royal health scare, queen elizabeth is in the hospital for the first time in a decade. she's battling the stomach flu and at 86 years old, doctors say they want to keep a close eye on her. sky news reporter joins us live outside london with all of the brand-new details. how is the queen doing, paul? >> well, we know that buckingham palace was telling us yesterday that she was in good health and good spirits. that, i'm afraid, is about as much as information as we're going to get for the time being. they issued a statement to the media here in britain telling us that she had been admitted to the king edward vii hospital.
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she had to come here. i think basically the palace were keen, as were her doctors, to make sure she would be asocial securitied more carefully. it was easier to treat her in hospital here. it's quite possible, we won't be told, but of course, it is quite possible that suffering from stomach flu, she may need a drip. it's important not to be dehydrated. she's 86 years old. 87 next month. so she's not young. i think they were very keen to make sure that she got back to health as quickly as possible. as yet, no visitors yesterday, no visitors today. we are watching to see whether her husband pops in a little later on of the at the moment, buckingham palace saying that there are no visitors planned. we'll let you know if that changes. >> gretchen: all right. thanks. live for us over in london. appreciate it. >> steve: we got other headlines on this monday morning. she's been in hiding since being eye quitted of kill -- acquitted
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of killing her daughter in 2011. this afternoon, casey anthony will be back in court to prove she can't pay her creditors. she filed for bankruptcy in the month of january. she says she doesn't have any money and owes nearly $800,000 in court costs and attorney fees. she will have to explain to the judge what she's been up to and why she can't make the payments as well. >> gretchen: the drummer for country star kellie pickler seriously injured in one of two crashes on a kentucky highway. he suffered head and neck injuries. pickler asked fans to pray for him on twitter. >> steve: he's supposed to find guns, not fire them. that's what happened with the sheriff's dog in massachusetts. it happened as the canine named ivan searched for a stolen firearm buried in the snow during a chase. >> he within into the snow bank and when he did, he brought his paw into the snow and pulled it back out and in doing so, discharged the weapon at the same time.
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>> steve: he shot the gun. nobody was hurt. apparently ivan doing okay. nobody inside the house was hurt. >> gretchen: group of australian miners sacked for doing the dance craze, the harlem shake, underground. ♪ >> gretchen: up to 15 gold miners were fired after this video within viral, including some workers who just watched. the company calling it a safety hazard. the miners say they were just trying to have fun. >> steve: looks like those miners got the shaft. >> gretchen: look at that! >> steve: i know. >> gretchen: i got the joke. just having a little fun. they get tested. what do you think about that, maria? >> they're trying to have fun. i think it's sad they got fired. but it is a safety hazard. that's something to keep in mind out there when you're in the mines. i want to talk about the weather out here because it is a chilly morning in new york city. currently 30 degrees out here. you factor in the breeze and it feels even colder. the good news in new york city, we're not expecting any snow today, but there is a storm
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across sections of the midwest that will produce snow in minneapolis and cities like chicago. we're talking significant snowfall. six to ten inches forecast in minneapolis. chicago could see over six inches. dc, you are under a winter storm watch because as we head into wednesday, you're also going to be seeing snowfall. there is a possibility that you could be getting over five inches of snow. that's as we head into wednesday. it will depend on how much cold air is in place. that's going to depend, or the snowfall totals will depend on how much cold air is in place. high temperatures today, very warm in texas. in the 80s in dallas and san antonio. 31 for your high in minneapolis. and in the 60s over in florida. brian? >> thanks a lot. one day i'll have to say hello to you. >> brian: number two ranked tennis player, she wants to be number one. victoria azarenka has a rematch with the number one seed and the legend serena williams at 31. it will be phenomenal. before she takes on serena, she
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thought if i put her through the paces, that might be the perfect set-up for tonight. >> definitely, should be a good warm-up, get me all ready and prepared to fight tonight. >> brian: it's always a tough match with her. you beat her when you were 19. now you're 23 and now every time go out, it's a heck of a match the let's play a little bit. it will be fun tonight. you like playing in new york? >> i love new york. it's my favorite city. >> brian: all right. good. victoria. >> okay. do we keep score? >> brian: why is serena at 31 so tough still? that should be washed up for a tennis player. >> i guess they train really well. i guess we motivate each other really well. >> brian: in terms of my game, do i remind you of the power game? >> yeah, you got to serve a little harder. >> brian: i got to serve harder?
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i know it's wrong. i got to get my red ball. you guys have a brand-new -- new flavors coming out in red bull? >> yes. three new flavors. >> brian: this is the silver edition. that's new. >> yeah. >> brian: let's see if i'm any better. let's play. >> okay. >> brian: how much court is this smaller? >> let's play 'til 5. out. 1-0. >> brian: are you sure? can i have a line judge? >> normally we have judges, but not here. >> brian: come on, that's not nice. why are you giggling? why did you start playing? what made you start playing? >> my mom was working in the tennis center and i just came
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after school. she gave me a racket. i saw a wall and that's it. >> brian: so you're up 15 love. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> brian: all right. so tell me right now, you got your game tonight in new york city. these crowds are crazy with the knicks and heat last night. what do you expect tonight? >> i expect a full crowd as we were all promised and i can't wait to get out there. i mean, i had such an amazing experience last year, we opened with a full crowd. this venue is even bigger. so much history that i'm so excited, i couldn't sleep today. they have the best events here. when i was growing up, i watched all those games and hockey and basketball and all the concerts. it's incredible. >> brian: i know that red bull
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is pumped up. so is my crew because now they are going to have energy. you got the red, the blue and the silver. wait a second. is your boyfriend here? >> he is. >> brian: can you bring him out? >> i don't know. >> brian: come on out here. lmfao superstar. how is it going? what about being involved in this power couple here? >> oh, man. she's amazing. we're an amazing double team. i must say. you got to work on your forehand. >> brian: you're worried about me. she's playing serena williams tonight and you're worried about me? >> i'm scouting you. >> brian: i know i can do it. do you mind if i improve your game a little bit? can i borrow your glasses? let me see if it helps any better. let's go, come on, victoria. here you go. >> you can see better now. >> brian: now i can see! we have the same vision issue!
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look at this. look at that! >> you definitely got more power. >> brian: there go, i got more power. >> gretchen: what are the chances, brian? >> brian: victoria, let me feel the power from you. >> power from me. >> brian: let me see a serve from you. we'll use a real tennis ball. >> oh, no! >> gretchen: what are the chances we have a little kid coming up who did his video went viral, dance to go that song. maybe he can stick around and greet him when he comes in. he's only six. >> steve: very nice job, brian and hail victoria. meanwhile, a woman dies after a nurse refused to give her cpr that would save her life. >> they're refusing cpr and give her human being. as a human being, is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her
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die? >> not at this time. >> steve: they say the nurse was following the rules burks perhaps she should have broken them. peter johnson, jr. next. >> gretchen: then actor kevin sorbo here. ease has a message for washington, d.c. they're not going to like. >> steve: first the aflac question of the day. born on this day in 1958, this actress is best known for playing ray romano's wife on "who -- everybody loves raymond." who is she? be the first to e-mail us the patient, presented with a hairline fracture to the mandible and contusions to the metacarpus. what do you see? um, i see a duck. be more specific. i see the aflac duck. i see the aflac duck out of work and not making any money. i see him moving in with his parents and selling bootleg dvds out of the back of a van. dude, that's your life. remember, aflac will give him cash to help cover his rent, car paymen
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can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. >> gretchen: 47 minutes past the top of the hour. dana delaney taking to wirt after a scare in the air. her flight out of jfk airport divert to do cleveland because of a burning smell. she tweeted emergency landing on united in cleveland. whose couch can i crash on? she was heading to l.a.
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mcdonald's dropping items off its menu to freshen things up. they will stop selling chicken selects, the fruit and walnut salad, and maybe their angus burger. they plan to add more limited time items, like mixed fish bites. i'd try those. >> steve: 911 call out of california reveals a dispatcher's desperate fight to save a patient while a nurse standing right there refused to give cpr to an 87-year-old woman after she collapsed. listen. >> we need to get cpr started. that's not enough. >> yeah. we can't do cpr. >> then hand the phone to the passer-by. anybody there can do cpr. give them the phone, please. they're refusing cpr. as a human being, is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her die? >> not at this time. >> steve: for seven minutes the 911 dispatcher pleads with the nurse to do the cpr, but she refused, explaining company policy prohibits it.
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because they are not, quote, a skilled nursing facility. patient was eventually taken to the hospital where she later died. peter johnson, jr. joins us live. peter, you listen to that and you just -- you can hear the dispatcher saying, can somebody do something! >> the only question i have in my mind is how do you summon enough moral outrage and disgust at such behavior? how do you summon enough outrage at something so elemental, so basic that you help another person who is dying? that operator was begging the nurse or the lpn or whoever it was at the end of the phone did he glennwood gardens independent living facility, get someone else! if you won't or can't do it, find someone else, even if it's a 90-year-old person, a colleague. >> steve: she said, a passer-by. somebody walking by. >> so the truth is, in the state of california, people who render assistance, good samaritans are protected under the law as long as it's something they're not
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compensated for. clearly glennwood gardens is saying, we don't want to be sued either. we don't want to be liable. there is insurance issues. did you ever hear that when you go? that's insurance issue. we can't do that. well, it's a life issue. it doesn't take a legal analyst like peter johnson to say if someone is dying, put hands, put healing hands on their chest and pump it, clust compressions. you -- chest compressions. you don't have to put your mouth on someone under the newest standards. in fact, it's better you don't. easily chest compressions can be performed. so they're saying no, we're proud of it. we have a policy at the glennwood gardens that we're not going to render assistance to you, although if go -- if you go to your web site, this say our emergency call systems are installed in all units to provide assistance 24 hours a day. our caring staff are trained and equipped to give aid or
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assistance whenever needed or requested. did miss bayhis at 87 years get that? no. the country should be outraged. >> steve: absolutely. >> it's wrong. >> steve: you could tell from the dispatcher's voice, please, somebody. crazy. >> see you. >> steve: thank you. what do you think about that? e-mail us. what would you do in that situation? next up, our friend actor kevin sorbo is here with a message, a lot of folks won't like, like the people in washington, d.c first on this date in 1976, "ruby tuesday" by the stones, number one [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonderhat other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego.
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>> gretchen: answer to the aflac question of the day, patricia
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heaton. the winner is from san antonio. >> brian: kevin sorbo, calm down of the you knew it. he shot to fame as the star on "her clue lease" b you he faced tougher battles against hollywood hypocrisy. >> gretchen: he joins us this morning. good morning to you again. >> i come bearing gifts. >> gretchen: oh, good! >> the 20th anniversary of a whole billy graham -- chicken soup's 20th anniversary. isn't that cool? >> brian: amazing. >> gretchen: you take part in this new book which is part of the chicken soup for the soul series. i love reading up on this, that you went to hear him speak in minnesota when you were a teen-ager. >> i was 13 years old. i was a christian. i always grew up in the church world, my parents were strict lutherans. we went there as a field trip for our church. it was in st. paul, the twins used to play before they moved to minneapolis. and i was just blown away that
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night. i was blown away by what he had to say. i went out and spoke with some of his helpers at the end of it. it wasn't like a reborn situation for me, but it was an amazing evening and stuck with me. >> steve: it's amazing that you were, what, 13 years old? >> yeah. >> steve: it marked you. >> yeah. i was very intelligent for a young man. [ laughter ] >> gretchen: i love what you remember what he said. he said in effect, you look in the mirror and push yourself past whatever you think are the problems out there and stop blaming the world. >> yeah. it's incredible. something my dad taught me early in life. hard work, don't sit there and put your hand out. everything you have to do in life, you have to earn it. those words have always stuck with me. >> brian: you feel like we're getting away from it? >> oh, yeah. i think we're gotting away from that. what do we got, 150 million people living off the government now? i'm all for helping people who need help. but i'm one of the true independent voices in hollywood. i look at both sides and see who will really help this country. >> steve: you don't like the way
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things are going right now? >> no. that's obvious to most people of the but i think the problem is, i'm not the most educated guy, but i think i read a lot more than most people do in terms of what's going on. i'm not on as much as you are. but i look at individuals running for office in this gray -- country and go who will be the best, according to me. >> brian: you think hollywood is upset because kevin sorbo tends to think opposite, so we're not going to hire him? >> it's kind of weird. hollywood is the least tolerant people you'll ever meet. i voted both sides of the political aisle my entire life. >> steve: that's why we have you on. also check out his book "true strength" now out in paperback. >> please do. i have a movie coming out calle" it's a modern day cain and abel meets friday night lights. >> steve: thank you. >> gretchen: right back for our last hour. stick around
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. today is monday, march 4, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you had a great weekend. thanks so much for kick off your workweek with us today. let me bring you up to speed on the florida home where a massive sinkhole swallowed a man. now the home is almost completely gone. officials began carefully taking it apart. this morning the family speaking out. we're live outside of this home coming up this hour. >> steve: and remember when our vice president, joe biden, famously said this? >> if there is ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. >> steve: well, somebody listened to the vice president and he promptly got arrested. thanks, joe. it's so. >> brian: he's an internet sensation who stole the show from rascal flats.
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♪ . >> brian: that kid is here. he'll steal the show from us. i think he already has. "fox & friends" starts right now. dancing under steve's picture. >> gretchen: what are the chances that that cute little guy comes to the show on the day that red food is here, who is the boyfriend of the tennis player you just interviewed and he's the guy who sings "i'm sexy and i know it." so he gets to meet that six-year-old dancing sensation. >> steve: that's great. >> brian: they met in the hall right before he had to run. that was kind of cool. so he got a chance to meet him in person. it's amazing how young he is. >> steve: that means somebody at his house has played that song a million times. [ laughter ]
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>> brian: we'll find out. >> gretchen: as the mother of small children, i have to tell you it's amazing the lyrics and the songs your kids know, even though you're not playing them with them. they must hear them elsewhere, too, because all of a sudden the back seat, i'll be -- where did you hear that before? because i'm not playing that. >> steve: on my phone. >> gretchen: you never know. >> steve: speak of songs, earlier -- >> brian: that's your ring tone "i'm sexy and i know it"? >> steve: no. earlier i said, it was 1966. it was 1967 for "ruby tuesday." >> brian: how can we go on after that. >> gretchen: fox news alert, president obama will announce three new appointments to his administration. we confirmed he'll pick m.i.t. scientist ernest moniz as the head of the energy department. gina mccarthy will be the new epa administrator. she's the assistant for the office of air and radiation currently. and president obama will choose wal-mart foundation president
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sylvia burrwell as his new budget director. across the pond, queen elizabeth in the hospital this morning for the first time in a decade. she's being treated for the stomach flu at a private hospital in london. it's the same one where kate middleton was treated for morning sickness. the 86-year-old expected to stay there for two days. as a result, she had to cancel her two-day trip to rome. the queen last time in the hospital in 2003 when she had knee surgery. a live look now, in florida. in 30 minutes, crews will finish demolishing the home where a massive sinkhole swallowed a man, killing him. workers recovered some of the possessions, including an american flag, a bible. earlier on "fox & friends," learned there are warning signs, a sinkhole could be opening up. >> tell tale signs for a sinkhole activity are windows, doors that don't close properly, a floor elevation problem, broken tiles, vertical stairstep cracks on the exterior walls are
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usually the biggest signs. >> gretchen: it's unlikely that the body of the victim, 37-year-old jeff bush, will ever be found. a football first, kicker lauren silverman becoming the first woman ever to try out for the nfl, but she came out very short. she limped off the field after two kicks under 20 yards. she says she aggravated a quad injury. she was playing hurt. >> i've always been an athlete. i've always been a gamer and when i had the opportunity to be in the nfl, one of the world's most competitive leagues, i absolutely had to take the chance. >> gretchen: she was among 37 kickers trying out. wish she would have done a little better. those are your headlines. she was apparently injured. >> steve: all right. we've been telling you over the last couple weeks the white house and president made it clear that if that sequester thing went through, the sky was going to fall. well, it didn't. although we had heard they were going to lay off janitors on capitol hill. not true.
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they were already laying off teachers. not true. and they also did go ahead and release something like 2 or 3,000 illegal aliens. the reason the sequester cuts went into effect was the fact that they could not come to a compromise on capitol hill. despite the fact that the republicans did compromise at the conclusion of last year and said okay. let's go ahead and raise rates for the most successful americans. >> brian: to the tune of $650 billion. >> steve: right. the president wanted a lot more. and they wound up with that number. it's interesting because yesterday on a couple of the sunday shows, a couple of prominent republican senators said, you know what? we will compromise again and we will agree to an increase in tax revenue if only it's part of a bigger bill. listen to this. >> we don't need to raise taxes to fund the government. we need to raise taxes to get our nation out of debt. we have $16.7 trillion in debt. we need to clean up our tax code to create jobs by flattening it
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out. not fixing sequestration with more money. >> if we're going to increase revenue again, it's got to go to the debt with real entitlement reform and real tax reform where you actually lower rates and i think that none of that's been in this discussion. so absolutely, i think we need to do a big agreement for the country because we haven't dealt with the fundamental drivers of our debt, the entitlement programs. >> gretchen: who is tired of all these stop-gap measures? anyone? >> brian: who isn't? >> gretchen: i know i am. i think this is what so many americans are frustrated with right now is just that it seems to be one crisis after the next without any real long-term solutions. looking at the elephant in the room, which is the entitlement spending, you just heard those two republicans saying they were probably asked the question, hey, why are you against raising taxes? and their answer is, hey, we'd be into it, some sort of a compromise again, if, in fact, we're willing to look at the big issues that are facing america right now. brian, you brought up a good point in the first hour of our show today, it's a lot about
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messaging in the sense that you shouldn't say it's cuts necessarily to these entitlement programs, but reform. different way of looking at it. fixing it. >> brian: yeah, because entitlements are the key. discretionary spending is actually down, believe it or not, because everything is going to automatic withdrawals out of our national account. so if you think, well, the president always has his critics and senator mccain is always taking him on and the speaker doesn't seem to get along with the president, this is much different now. so many people normally in the president's pocket like the "new york times" seem to be sounding off and calling out. for example, bill keller, in an op ed in his "new york times" says, the large mess we are in is no small part the result of missed opportunities and political miscalculation at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. so while we await the fate of yellowstone park and food safety, tongue in cheek, let's contemplate the road not taken by the white house, that is the high road. >> steve: yeah. and he also talks about how the president has missed a lot of opportunities, he's blown, he's been a terrible negotiator e. makes it sound like the
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republicans got the better end of the deal. but says the president blew it with health care reform because he used up so much political capital and then he called for the super committee, the simpson bowles committee and okay, the results? he didn't pay attention to it. >> brian: yeah. >> steve: the president could have done something big like he promised 4 1/2 years ago, but nothing. >> gretchen: and when he gave his radio address on saturday, he continued to blame republicans for sequestration. quite frankly, he was the one last week who said that he didn't want to have the authority and the control to make the budget cuts in the way in which some republicans and democrats thought would be better suited than sequestration. he could have had the ability to do that, but said i do not want that authority. >> brian: i do think the defense department will feel some of the cuts. if they get the ability to cut where they want, they'll be okay. if they have to do the automatic cuts across the board, it's going to be problematic. but not problematic to the point where you can't gas up the uss harry truman to send to the persian gulf. >> steve: at the end of this month, the government is going to run out of money. so they've got to come up with
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this continuing resolution, the cr. the good news is, the republicans have said, and it sounds like they're going to formally introduce a bill later today -- part of what they would like to do in the new bill would be to go ahead and give the pentagon the flexibility to move some of the money around. meanwhile in the senate, the democrats are saying, you know what? we kind of like that idea. let's steal that idea, only rather than giving the pentagon flexibility, let's have some flexibility with domestic programs. >> gretchen: how about that bill that somebody was proposing that unless you actually present a budget, you don't get paid? >> brian: that's coming up. >> gretchen: who is for that? >> brian: if they don't submit the budget, the pay gets shut off. >> gretchen: let's talk about a homeowner who actually took joe biden's advice. when joe biden said this about guns. >> as i told my wife, we live in an area that's wooded and somewhat secluded. said jill, if there is ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that
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double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. i promise you, whoever is coming in -- you don't need an ar-15. >> steve: okay. so then he doubled down on the shotgun thing when he was talking to field and stream. he said, quote, my shotgun will do better for you than an ar-15 because you want to keep somebody away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door. >> gretchen: the only problem is there is a guy in virginia who took his advice and he saw two masked men outside, this is his story -- so he shoots a shotgun. guess what happened? he's now arrested because you can't do that. you can't do what the vice president was actually recommending, even his own son, who is the attorney general in his home state of delaware, advised his dad after he said that. dad, that'segal. >> steve: yeah. he was charged with wreckless handling of a firearm. >> brian: right. do you know tina samar? >> gretchen: no, i heard about her. >> brian: she's in the middle of this controversy at her health
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club and her health club is planet fitness. they have a rule, you can not talk on the phone while you work out. it's distracting and keeps away from focus. it flies against everything we stand for. >> steve: it's not only a rule, they've got at least ten different signs up there in that location in the commonwealth of massachusetts and none the less, she was on the phone when the manager said, you know what? we told awe million times, you can't talk on the phone here. and he said, you got to go. she said, i can't leave because i've got my ipad plugged in to this machine. well, she now has been thrown out of the place and she's upset. they say the planet fitness broke their rules. she wants an apology. >> gretchen: well, what do you think? here is an ad. >> what do you do for a living? >> i lift things up and put them down. >> excuse me? >> i lift things up and put them
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down. >> okay. here is the strength -- >> i lift things up and put them down. >> over here -- >> i lift things up and put them down. >> this is our stretching area. >> i lift things up and -- dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. >> gretchen: that's apparently what they did to this woman. they showed her the door. she says that, look, here is my side of the story. the gym has a no gym intimidation philosophy and they violated that because the manager yelled at me. ever heard of that word? gymtimidation? >> brian: they put holders for your phone on almost every one of those cardiovascular machines, so they could either say no phones or take the holders out. >> steve: one of the other reasons gyms don't like to you have your phone out is because they're afraid you're going to take pictures in the locker room. >> brian: is that true? i never thought about that. >> steve: yeah. >> gretchen: i never thought about that either. let us know what you think about that. how do you stop somebody from bringing their phone into the
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david. you had one on one with the presidents before. but you also know when the president -- the other side of the white house, when you write something or do something they don't like. what did you experience? >> i got to tell you, there was this one incident and it was back in 2009, april 2009, the georgetown cross story at the time, i don't know if you remember it. president obama went to speak at georgetown and they removed this -- i say they. there was a removal of this monogrammed symbol that represented jesus christ and a lot of conservatives, especially a lot of evangelical organizations want to know, wait a minute, what's going on? why did the white house request the removal of this? it's a long story. the bottom line is, i tried to get an answer. i wanted a simple response of what was going on. in essence, what started as just some verbal frustration by the white house that i would even want a response about this story turned into a full fledged shouting match on the phone with some choice words, shall we say. and it escalated from there. it was a simple statement we wanted from the white house and
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instead, it was a very prickly atmosphere. >> brian: then we find out as people come forward now, people from jonathan alta, who has been a friend of the white house e on a gotten frozen out because he did something or asked something they didn't like. the daily caller reporter who has come forward. ron for nier. bob wood word coming forward could be opening up the flood gates. don't you agree? >> absolutely. to a degree. when the whole wood word thing came out, i said, that sounds a little bit about like what they were doing to me and a few other journalists. this has been going on as an m.o., a method of operation by this white house since they started. i have four one on ones with obama in 2008. then i started to cover the white house in 2008 through 2010 and it seemed like there was just a turn in the relationship. not from any sort of personal. it was just more about a simple information that was needed and
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it was just guilt trip after guilt trip and beyond that. then it started to turn into like i said, some sort of sequestration by the white house like why would do you something like this? how dare you? do you really want your journalistic career to be defined by this? it was like my mother giving me a guilt trip. i felt like i needed therapy. >> brian: people say was bob woodward threatened. the bottom line is, he was screamed at for 30 minutes for saying something even though he knew it was true. i was staggered to see in one of the stories how many other reporters said they had a huge blowup. phil plant had a huge blowup with the white house. what do you think could ever convince the white house to come aboard and know that not everybody is going to agree with them on every issue? >> i don't think there is anything to convince them. they are rabid defenders of this
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president. let's be honest here, at the beginning, especially at the beginning of the president's term, there was a lot of criticism coming from some so to speak, far right places. i think they were trying to push back on that big time. i think they were overly sensitive when it came to that. so in their defense, that's their job. defenders of the president. that's exactly what they did. sometimes they took it to a different level. >> brian: there is consequences because you got the power of that typewriter and the television camera and the radio voice. david brody, thanks so much. >> thanks. >> brian: next up, we change gears. casey anthony out of hiding, but not by her choosing. why she's being dragged back into the public eye today and he stole the show from rascal flats and he's just six. now he's stealing the show from rickey schroeder? he knows what it's like to be a child star. they're both coming up
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>> steve: time for monday morning headlines. she's been in hiding since being acquitted of killing her daughter back in 2011. this afternoon, casey anthony will be in a courtroom in florida to prove she can't pay her creditors. she filed for bankruptcy in january. she owes nearly $800,000 in attorney fees and court costs. and new video now of cardinals from around the world gathering for their first meeting today at the vatican. they will meet for several hours, each day this week to discuss when to start the conclave to elect the next pope. gretch, over to you. >> gretchen: having fun on the curvy couch because i'm with that little guy. he's the little boy who took an entire stadium by storm.
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♪ . >> gretchen: fans at this rascal flats concert in kentucky erupted in applause as six-year-old keaton stole the show with his rendition of "sexy and i know it." guess what? he's going to steal the show today. keaton and his mom join me now. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> gretchen: katy am, i've been watching your moves not only at that concert, but in our green room. what makes you such a good dancer? >> i don't know. >> gretchen: you don't know? >> huh-uh. >> gretchen: but you've always known the beat to the music, right, mom? >> right. >> gretchen: ever since he was little, he seemed to have the knack? >> seems natural. he likes to dance. >> gretchen: i know for your sixth birthday, you got to go to this concert. you just turned six on february 20. when you heard this song, what made you get up and do that? >> i like to dance. >> gretchen: you like to dance?
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>> yep. >> gretchen: okay. well, you seem to be very impresssive to a lot of people because, mom, you were video taping this, but that's not actually your videotape that went viral. what happened? >> i was down a couple, about six steps taping. some woman across the arena put putt it on youtube. >> gretchen: and you became a sensation. let me ask you this, keaton, sometimes when people get up and dance in front of people, i'm thinking about the guys i sit next to on the couch, they don't really like the attention. they might be nervous to do a dance like that. you weren't nervous? >> huh-uh. >> gretchen: no? do you want to show me some of your moves here? 'cause i understand that besides "i'm sexy and i know," there is another song you like to bust a move to. >> "life is a highway." >> gretchen: i wonder if our radio guy could put up "life is a highway." let me know when you hear it.
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♪ . >> gretchen: come on here. let me see how you can dance to this one. ♪ ♪ . >> gretchen: where did you learn those moves? >> beats me. >> gretchen: beats you? fantastic. mom, i understand besides being a great dancer and liking music, it's not his first love. what does he really want to be when he grows up? >> a golfer. he loves to golf. >> gretchen: golfer. let me see your swing in the middle of the dance. >> okay. >> do your golf swing. >> gretchen: you should incorporate that into your dance moves. you could do both at the same time. all right. keaton dances us out. i'm going to thank you for coming from kentucky. continued success, okay?
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>> yeah. >> gretchen: you're going to fly in another airplane now? >> yeah. flying on two airplanes. i'm going back to kentucky. >> gretchen: great to meet you. lots of luck. very cute. coming up, move over, jimmy carter, dennis rodman is back from north korea and says he has a plan how to make peace with kim jong-un. really? rickey shah recorder back on the small screen, this time with his real family. he'll join us live when he makes his way in here with brian. [ male announcer ] financial obstacles
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good camera work. >> steve: no kidding. look at those shots. awesome! live foreverren youtube. >> brian: 27 minutes before the top of the hour. here is what's happening around the world. he couldn't escape this time, just hours ago, a major scare for david copperfield. his flight from las vegas to new york forced to make an emergency landing in illinois after a loud strange noises were heard. he tweeted, quote, everyone is okay. emergency landing in peoria, illinois. so scary. >> steve: he made the noises disappear? >> brian: i guess so. at least he's okay. >> steve: glad it worked out. new details in a very controversial story this morning. a nurse in california refused to perform cpr on a woman. that woman later died and the fight to save her life captured on the phone. here is the 911 call. >> we need to get cpr started. that's not enough. >> okay. >> we can't do cpr. >> then hand the phone to a passer-by. anybody there can do cpr. give them the phone, please. >> steve: that's desperate if they're saying give it to a
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passer-by. for 7 minutes the dispatcher begged the nurse to help the woman, but she refused. company policy prohibits her apparently from performing cpr because they are not a skilled nursing facility. >> they're refusing cpr. is there anybody that's willing to help this lady and not let her die? >> not at this time. >> steve: well, the woman's daughter who is also a nurse, says she is okay with how that nurse reacted. >> brian: really? >> gretchen: stunning confession from several big banks. we wrongfully foreclosed on more than 700,000 military families. all this while the military members were at war. bank of measure, citigroup and wells fargo uncovered the foreclosures while analyzing mortgages as part of a multi million dollar settlement deal with the feds. >> brian: dennis rodman says he knows how to advance peace with kim jong-un. >> he asked me to give obama
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something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing, call him. he loves basketball. i said, obama loves basketball. let's start there. >> brian: that blazer looked like it cost a lot of money. dennis rodman is on the new "celebrity apprentice." here is what donald trump had to say about him earlier. >> dennis is smart in many ways burks he's very street wise. that little statement about all i want to do is to have obama call me, maybe that is not the worst thing, folks, that could have gone through this whole charade we do every year. >> brian: the white house says we have direct channels of communication with north korea. we just don't use them. the country must be willing to choose the path of peace. >> gretchen: time for a look at your weather picture for your workweek. let's go outside and check with maria molina. >> good morning, everyone. today we're track ago big storm is centered over portions of the
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north central u.s. it will be dumping a lot of snow across sections of north dakota, minute money, wisconsin, iowa, illinois, possibly over a foot of snow for many people here. minneapolis is already snowing today. chicago, you will be seeing that snow moving in later on today, into tomorrow where we could be look at significant travel impacts out here. winter storm warnings in effect across minnesota and we also have winter storm watches in effect as far east as washington, d.c. and baltimore 'cause we can be getting snow out there in dc, talking five inches, possibly even more. it's all going to depend on how cold the temperatures will be once the storm system does move on into portions of the mid atlantic. higher elevations will be getting more snow, possibly over a foot. in texas, temperatures very warm today, in the 80s. 86 for you in dallas. 60s in the city of tampa. steve, gretchen and brian? >> steve: all right. thank you very much. still winter. meanwhile, he started his career as a child star in tv "silver
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spoons." now rickey schroeder is sharing the small screen with his wife and four kids as they star in hallmark movie channel "our wild hearts." it revolves around a young girl who goes to meet her dad for the first time. >> are you jack thomas? >> i am. >> my name is willow johnson. my mother is katy. >> katy from malibu? >> she was here 15 years ago. i am her 15-year-old daughter. >> gretchen: wow. actor and director rickey schroeder joins us this morning. i love the concept of this movie. it's a family film, but it was born within your own family. how did it happen? >> my daughter always wanted to be an actress and i didn't want her to go through the same experiences i had as a child actor. not that they were horrible, but i wanted they are have a normal childhood. so at 16, i felt like she was a young woman and she was capable of handling it and if she want
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to do pursue a career in acting, then she might have a chance as success as an adult. >> steve: what part of the "silver spoons" experience did you not want her to have? >> the part that i didn't want they are have was missing out on the social life of a normal childhood and doing the things that kids do in school. because i think some of that is important and i missed some of that. >> gretchen: also staying away from some of the problems that we see some of the younger kids who get into hollywood now, i'm sure that you didn't want her to face that as well. >> correct. kids get in trouble everywhere and every walk of life. >> steve: it's just the whole world is watching when the tabloids have a camera. >> brian: so you guys sit down u hammer out the story. you put your whole family into it. but this isn't your family story. this is a concept. when you look at your daughter, even though she's your daughter in the movie, how do you look at her as an actor in this role as opposed to what she really is in your life? >> well, i treated her just like any actor and actress on the
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set. >> brian: is that possible? >> it is possible. i totally demand excellence from people i work with and i demand excellence for myself. >> steve: why don't we just have your daughter come on over. you have a microphone on. it's kate from malibu. >> gretchen: i saw you dancing earlier in the green room. you could bust a move, too. is this your first acting experience then? >> it is. it is. i'm so excited. nervous. >> steve: about what? >> i don't know. it's scary. >> brian: it's going to be reviewed. it's going to be judged and it's the first time she's put herself there in a public way. she has raw talent. >> gretchen: so you helped in writing this story line? >> yeah. we all collaborated. i think that it is a important part of america's history and important for to us incorporate that in a story somehow. as a -- it was a family effort. >> she's been into horses her whole life. >> steve: a mustang comes between the two of you in the
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story, right? >> that's correct. father who gets to know his daughter. a daughter who is get to go know her daughter. >> brian: ho is sophisticated. she's sophisticated from malibu. >> i catch them and break them. i catch one named bravo who she doesn't want me to break his spirit. >> steve: just like a kid. >> gretchen: i can't tell that you're father, daughter, by the way. >> brian: how hard was it for you to wait 'til 16? is that something you stayed on your dad or did you just say, i understand what you mean about waiting and i'm okay with that? >> i was starting to get close on acting jobs and he saw that. so i was going to do it with or without him. so he was like, i better hop on board. >> i wanted to be the first to direct her. >> steve: while you were make the movie, was it like, honey, that was good. but try it this way? >> he was really encouraging. we didn't butt heads too much. we look alike, but also have the same personality. >> steve: oh, great. [ laughter ] >> steve: when you say you have
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the same personality, you mean the personality? >> that we are both want to get our wish. >> steve: okay. >> driven. >> brian: it will be interesting, you said never not been famous you're whole life, right? >> that's right. i don't have a frame of reference because fame started after "the champ." it provides a unique set of lenses to look at life through. >> brian: and she will. >> steve: check it out, review it at your house. it airs this saturday 8:00 p.m. hallmark movie channel. >> thank you. >> brian: great seeing you guys. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up, things are getting so bad in detroit that the state is about to take over. but democrats who run the city say they don't want the help. we'll explain why. >> steve: then he's been writing your favorite country songs for years. now it's his turn for the spotlight. ♪ baby here i am ♪ i need something to do with my hands ♪ ♪ . >> steve: thomas rhett live in
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>> time to say we should stop going downhill. there have been many good people that have had many plans, many attempts to turn this around. they haven't worked. >> steve: they haven't worked. that's why michigan governor rick schneider is fed up with detroit's huge crime, huge debt, and huge unemployment. he says the state is ready to take over. democrats who have controlled the city for years say they don't want the help. joining us is spokesman for michigan freedom to work coalition, brian, who joins us
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live from detroit. good morning to you, brian. >> good morning. thanks for having me on. >> steve: we should also point out you're a member of the united auto workers and you work for ford as well. what has been going wrong with detroit for many, many years now? >> well, the short answer is they've had a population decline since 1950 when the population peaked around 2 million. they're now down around 700,000. they haven't reduced the size of government to reduce the cost. so the tax base isn't able to pay for the services and the unions have been -- the unions were fine when the population was expanding and they were able to increase their tax base year after year. but during the shrinkage, they haven't wanted to reduce the number of jobs and reduce the labor costs in detroit. now it's coming back to bite them. >> steve: we ran a clip a couple of months ago that showed that some of the folks in charge there, they were thinking, well,
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you know what? we just got the president reelected. he owes us a bailout. but there are municipalities across the country that are realizing, wait a minute. the gravy train is over. we got to do it our self. but in michigan, it's not go to work because so far it has not. do you think this a good idea on the part of governor schneider? >> well, governor snyder is trying to help detroit. he's been trying to help detroit since he got elected and he actually campaigned as a republican in detroit and one of his issues was to help the city of detroit. but for years and years, detroit has refused help from the state. they just want a blank check and the governor refuses to just send money. the legislature refuses to send a blank check. and i've got to commend them for that. i'm also an aide, a district aide for state senator here in michigan, senator jack brandonberg. and he was quoted and it caused a little bit of a stir. he said the detroit city council is dysfunctional and blatantly
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stupid. and it was covered here in detroit. it made a lot of waves. they wanted to play the race card and say that was a racist statement. it wasn't. it was just a statement of the facts. the council has to get out of the way and accept the help from the state. there will be some strings attached. they can't keep doing what they've been doing. it's not working. >> steve: that's why governor snyder did what he did. all right. we thank you very much for joining us from detroit. good luck. you'll need it. >> thank you. >> steve: straight ahead, he's the son of a famous country singer, but he's giving his dad a run for his money. ♪ i tell everyone but no one would believe it ♪ >> steve: thomas rhett performs right here. good morning. first let's go upstairs to findity what bill hemmer is thinking about. >> good monday morning wake-up call. more taxes. that's -- is that what is coming our way? stuart varney is on that today. while our government is forced to spend less here at home,
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>> gretchen: he just opened at madison square garden. thomas rhett is not new to country music. he joins us right now. your dad was a country music star. you've been writing all the tunes for jason aldine. >> i wrote his newest single called "1994". it's been awesome. >> steve: you write the song, he sings them. how is that working out? >> it's worked out pretty good for my bank account. >> steve: absolutely. congratulations. >> brian: do you like sit there
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and say that could be me? obviously it is you now. is it hard giving up a song to somebody else? >> it just depends. you write a lot of songs as a song writer. some are bad. some are great. >> brian: this one sucks, you want to try it? n this is a bad one. >> gretchen: i like this title "beer with jesus." what's it about? >> steve: we'll get out of your way. >> we'll sing it for you. here we go. ♪ if i could have a beer with jesus ♪ ♪ heaven knows i'd sip it nice and slow ♪ ♪ i'd try to find a place that ain't too crowded ♪ ♪ and gladly go wherever he
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wants to go ♪ ♪ you can bet i don't rough a tall ♪ ♪ tell the waitress put them on my tab ♪ ♪ yeah i'd be sure to let him do the talking ♪ ♪ and careful when i got the chance to ask ♪ ♪ to tell me how to turn the other cheek ♪ ♪ say those sorries so i mean ♪ have you been there from the start ♪ ♪ have you changed a sinner's heart ♪ ♪ and is heaven really just beyond the stars ♪ ♪ yeah, i'd tell everyone but no one would believe it ♪
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♪ if i could have a beer with jesus ♪ ♪ just a couple rounds ♪ but i hope and pray he'd stay until we shut the whole place down ♪ ♪ and ask him how did you turn the other cheek ♪ ♪ and save a sorry soul like me me ♪ ♪ what i saw on the other side ♪ is mom and daddy all right ♪ if there ain't no trouble tell them i said hi ♪ ♪ yeah i'd tell everyone but no one would believe it ♪ ♪ if i could have a beer with jesus ♪ ♪ yeah, i'd tell everyone but no
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